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Friday, May 7,2010

Management still best solution for foothill abortion disease

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
If a cow aborts her calf, she loses her one chance to compensate for her yearly maintenance, not to mention the time and money invested in buying bulls, breeding, preg checking and all the necessary elements of her reproductive upkeep. And while a random 1 percent to 2 percent abortion rate

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Friday, May 7,2010

Environmentalists gain new allies in stockwatering case

by WLJ
What appeared to be an overwhelming legal victory for the livestock and agricultural interests in Washington state earlier this month has now taken a bizarre and unexpected twist.

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Friday, May 7,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced last week that it will implement additional beef safety measures designed to further protect customers against foodborne illnesses. The new process of control standards and goals are additions to a food safety program that already requires ground beef suppliers to test for E.

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Friday, May 7,2010

Scientists study effects of grazing on grouse habitat

by WLJ
Cattle share this habitat with sage grouse, which are chicken-sized birds that are notorious for the showy commotion they create during mating season. But the sage grouse numbers have declined throughout their range, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has added the species as a candidate for Endangered Species Act protection.

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Friday, May 7,2010

Colorado State University to host Beef University June 3-4

by WLJ
With a theme of Beginning with the End in Mind, Colorado State Universitys (CSU) Department of Animal Sciences will be offering Beef University, a hands-on workshop on June 3-4 at CSUs Agricultural Research Development and Educational Center, 4482 E.

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Friday, May 7,2010

Beef talks with Japan to resume soon

by DTN
Japanese and U.S. officials will meet soon, perhaps as early as this month, for the first in a series of planned sessions to discuss improving beef trade between the two countries, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said last Tuesday..

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Friday, May 7,2010

Montana presents Montana Neighbor Awards

by WLJ
Montana Neighbor Award winners are selected each year by a committee comprised of the Montana Alliance of Land Trusts, Montana Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife Parks, and Artemis Common Ground..

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Friday, May 7,2010

W.R. Bob Watt Jr. retires as president of the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo

by WLJ
R. Bob Watt Jr. In honor of Watts more than 40 years of service to the organization, Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief hosted a public ceremony proclaiming May 4, 2010, as W.R. Bob Watt Jr. Day in the City of Fort Worth, TX.

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Friday, May 7,2010

Study will examine impact of climate change

by WLJ
Colorado State University (CSU) has received a $15 million grant to look at the impact of climate change on livestock around the globe, particularly in developing countries.

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Friday, May 7,2010

Rebates available for electric ag ATVs in California

by WLJ
Nearly $1 million is available to offset the cost of purchasing agricultural all terrain vehicles (ATVs) and UTVs through the Agricultural UTV Rebate Project awarded by the state Air Resources Board.

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